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Springfield nella vita reale 11.04.12

Tra le 53 Springfield americane Matt Groening ha rivelato di essersi ispirato a quella del suo stato natale, l'Oregon, per dare una casa ai Simpson.

Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon. The only reason is that when I was a kid, the TV show "Father Knows Best" took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the town next to Portland, my hometown. When I grew up, I realized it was just a fictitious name.

I also figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U.S. In anticipation of the success of the show, I thought, "This will be cool; everyone will think it's their Springfield." And they do.